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HOW MY JOURNEY BEGAN?
UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL
People often ask me how I began my journey of writing. So, today, I will tell you how it all began. Let’s start.
I have always found expression in one form or another. Being creative and sensitive, I always sought refuge in painting.
And in doing so, poured my heart out on the canvas. But I always felt that something was lacking and I was not able to communicate myself.
This, I witnessed on different platforms when people used to ask me the meaning of what I had drawn/painted. I had never liked the idea of explaining a painting.
It’s more about the feelings, emotions associated with that piece. And I want the audience to experience it and interpret it. And tell me what they think?
And frankly, most people in Pakistan don’t understand creative work, let alone the biases they have associated with a certain school of thought.
Anyway, all this has never stopped me from achieving what I want.
To keep moving and communicating better, I started exploring platforms where I could write and explore my skills.
Back in 2015, I came across a media agency, where I had the opportunity to write on the topic of Terrorism(PIC quoted above).
My article was published in Sunday Times, Pakistan.A turning point in my journey of freelancing.
Trusting my guts, I didn’t continue with the media agency and did not pursue further with them.
The overall experience had given me enough know-how on the working environment for any female writer.
I was utterly disgusted with the mentality of the people working in the media industry. I went in solitude to work on skills, I thought would aid in the future.
So, I invested in myself in different fields and after a few years, I was mentally prepared and more matured to enter the field of writing.
It is then, I developed a WordPress website and started experimenting with the acquired skills on it. I started in 2019 and from that day onward, I have never looked back.
In my journey, I meet amazing people on a day-to-day basis and I have learned a lot from them.
I am indebted to them for what they have taught me along the way. They have proved to be the rightful well-wishers.
Am open to sharing my knowledge with everyone and not for once I think about competition or any of the sought.
And look forward to like-minded people who can add value to what I am doing and want to do. And learn more if needed and as required.
Life is a blessing. Make the most of it and enjoy the blessings as they come along.
Think about it. Until next time, stay safe and Healthy.
Happy Reading Folks!